In the Days of Their Youth

Most parents long to give their children the best of educational advantages so that they may be equipped to face the problems of life and obtain some measure of happiness and prosperity. This desire on the part of parents is not a modern development; it has probably existed in some form since mankind first awakened to the need of protecting its young.

The wise writer of Ecclesiastes expresses the advice which many parents would give to their children today: "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them." Even before the revelation of Christianity with its assurance of immortality, this ancient writer perceived that the path of safety and happiness for youth lies in remembering the reality of spiritual things while in the midst of material life and its seeming attractions.

True Happiness
November 12, 1938

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